The new International Fraud & Asset Tracing 2021 guide covers 16 jurisdictions. The guide provides the latest legal information on fraud claims, disclosure of assets, shareholders’ claims against fraudulent directors, overseas parties in fraud claims, rules for claiming punitive or exemplary damages and laws to protect banking secrecy.
Last Updated: April 30, 2021
International Fraud & Asset Tracing 2021
We are very pleased to have been asked to write the global introduction to the 2021 Chambers guide to international fraud and asset tracing.
Whilst the world is still a very uncertain place due to the major impact of COVID-19, one thing that is certain is that fraudsters will continue to operate. Indeed, they are all the more likely to operate in a world of economic turmoil, changes in working patterns, the growth of crypto-assets and the emergence of non-fungible tokens. Furthermore, it is also inevitable that many frauds will be cross-border, or have international elements. It is therefore of critical importance to lawyers and clients across the world that they have a good understanding of the claims and remedies, and options for interim relief – in particular to secure assets and evidence – which are available across the globe. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues relevant to fraud practitioners across all the major jurisdictions. I therefore commend it to you as a key resource in the fraud lawyer's toolkit.